THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Follies and The Morini Strad's Mary Beth Peil Shares Her Cherished Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
04 Apr 2012

Chita Rivera in Bye Bye Birdie.


"I think it was the first Broadway musical I ever saw as a teenager from Iowa, and I thought the stage was going to go up in flames during the Shriners number on top of/ under/over and around that long table!! To work with her years later in Nine and watch her still set the stage on fire every nite was a thrill."

Read more about Chita Rivera's theatrical history at the Playbill Vault